Name details

Transition Glacier

Transition Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Transition Glacier  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 132845

Feature type: Glacier (12)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Glacier on the E coast of Alexander Island, 8 mi long and 2 mi wide, which flows E to George VI Sound along the N side of Block Mountain and Tilt Rock. First photographed from the air on Nov. 23, 1935, by Lincoln Ellsworth and mapped from these photos by W.L.G. Joerg. Surveyed in 1949 by the FIDS, and so named by them because this glacier marks the transition between igneous rocks to the north and sedimentary rocks to the south.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
70° 26' 00.0" S
- 70.43333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
68° 49' 00.0" W
- 68.81667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1955

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